Following on the success of Mystified's "Bone Drones" series comes a new collection of drone works, this time drawing its sounds entirely from a wooden overtone flute.
"In August of 2011, Thomas of mystified purchased an overtone flute from artist Steve Brand. The flute, when played, hits a single note on various octaves. It produces a nice, breathy tone. Thomas immediately became interested in using sounds from the flute to create acoustic drones. Each of the 5 pieces in Overtone Drones was made using only sounds from the overtone flute. Tracks one through four each used a single note blown on the flute. Track five contains sounds from one through four run through further effects and processes. Thomas hopes you will enjoy these drones, although no synthesizers were used in their creation."
-- Thomas Park
Thomas Park (Mystified) - Overtone Flute, recording & production.
01 Overtone Drone 1 [07:02]
02 Overtone Drone 2 [07:50]
03 Overtone Drone 3 [08:06]
04 Overtone Drone 4 [07:50]
05 Overtone Drone 5 [07:46]
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September 30, 2011
Another amazing piece from Mystified
The concept and material here are both so simple that there were probably 10,000 ways it could have gone wrong. But Mystified pulled it off, and in the process produced a serious and beautiful work.
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E.T., Drone Home
Mystified seems to do a lot with a little -- just a few notes, or even, at the core of minimalism, merely a single note, processed, has as many colors as an orchestra. This one feels like a creepy journey through outer space. You wake up from your stasis chamber, get your bearings, and soon find you're as alone as a body can be. But wait -- what was that noise?...